Pinot Noir and, to a certain extent, Chardonnay are the premier grape varieties of Dundee Hills region of Oregon. Therefore it's quite appropriate that there's some linkage with their homeland of the Burgundy in France.
Domaine Drouhin whose estate is in the heart of the region was established in 1987 by Maison Joseph Drouhin after they identified this part of the north west USA as having the potential to produce wines of comparable quality to that of Burgundy. Robert Drouhin, the third generation of the family was the driving force in establishing the new estate just to the south of Portland, but it has been his daughter Véronique who has been responsible for winemaking working alongside her brother Philippe who oversees the vineyards.
Today the estate produces a range of fine, elegant wines which combines the family's long standing skill and experience of winemaking in Burgundy with the superb terroir of this corner of Oregon's Willamette Valley.